2007 WSOP Top Prize a let down?
Here it is on MSN: World Series of Poker top prize at $8.25 million - World Series of Poker - MSNBC.com
Now what do you guys think about this years top prize only being 8 Million? Don't get me wrong, yes this is A LOT of money, but compaired to last years 12 Million top prize this seems like a let down. They say poker is "Booming", but this shows something different.
The article reads: "The totals are short of last year’s record 8,773 participants and $12 million top prize. But it comes nine months after President Bush signed a law cracking down on Internet gambling, which is blamed for shrinking the number of entrants who would have qualified in online tournaments."
I don't agree with this statement at all, as we all know internet poker is STILL around because we play it everyday. Not to mention the promotions FT, AP, PS, and Bodog held, I mean alone those companys gave away 350+ seats.
Another thing....This is the craziest of them all, the total cash brought into the WSOP
Main Event was: $63,580,000, the total paid out this year is: $59,800,000, which means that the casino is making: $3,780,000. Not to bad for a weeks worth of work for the casino owners .
What is your guy's view on this shortage of players this year?